An Intimate History Of Humanity

Theodore Zeldin

An Intimate History Of Humanity

Essential reading for humans.

The Hidden Pleasures of Life

Theodore Zeldin

The Hidden Pleasures of Life: A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

Will reveal the autobiography in you.

The Amber Fury

Natalie Haynes

The Amber Fury

Amber Fury - not to be confused with Amber Furries.


  • Salon LXXXIII

    Salon LXXXIII

    Motivate, Create, INNOVATE

    5th Nov 2015

    John Higgs made sense of why one of the biggest bands in the 90s deleted their entire catalogue at the height of their fame, with his book The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band Who Burned a Million Pounds.   This time John has taken . . .


    Motivate. CREATE. Innovate.

    8th Oct 2015

    This Salon is all about where to go and what to do to have better, bigger and more ideas.  Cathy Haynes (School of Life – Curator of Public Programmes, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) will mainline our brains in . . .


    MOTIVATE. Create. Innovate.

    9th Sep 2015

    Could there be better ways of spending your time on earth? Could your key skills be used in totally different ways? What are your ambitions beyond the usual goals of happiness, money and love? Tough questions, and the world renowned . . .
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    Travel and You

    27th Jun 2015

    The Pleasures of Travel: Why does time slow down when we travel? Is a change really as good as a rest? Are there any real benefits of cultural travel or is it all in our mind? Award winning writer and Salon co-founder Helen Bagnall . . .
  • Salon LXXVI

    Salon LXXVI

    Evolution, Revolution, CONSTITUTION

    6th May 2015

    May 6th. It's the night before one of the most unpredictable elections in decades. So what better time to explore constitution? Think of tonight as Question Time with cocktails. YOU First we explore our own yours. What does it mean to . . .
  • Salon LXXV

    Salon LXXV

    Salon North - INNOVATE

    23rd Apr 2015

    INNOVATE is the first Salon in our Innovate, Create and Motivate Salon North Series. Jamie Bartlett, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think-tank Demos, will be on the Salon North stage to help us . . .


    Evolution, REVOLUTION, Constitution

    8th Apr 2015

    Salon London presents 'Revolution', the second in our Spring series of 'Evolution, Revolution, Constitution' where social psychologist and crowd behaviour expert Dr John Drury will explain the exquisite psychological pleasure of being part . . .
  • Salon LXXIII

    Salon LXXIII

    EVOLUTION, Revolution, Constitution.

    5th Mar 2015

    Salon London is interesting cultural content curated for the interested.  We take an idea and we look at it laterally from an arts, a scientific and a psychological point of view.  Salons take up to two hours and appear in . . .
  • Salon LXXII

    Salon LXXII

    'Gigantic' - Big Ideas 2015

    12th Feb 2015

    In 2014 we launched The ‘brainy’ Also Festival, worked with over two hundred exceptional speakers and were named No 6 on the GQ list of the best 100 things to do in the world. And so for the first Salon of 2015 we present . . .
  • Salon LXXI

    Salon LXXI

    Salon North - HAPPINESS

    29th Jan 2015

    We believe our state of mind can have a huge affect on our physical being, but are there facts to back this up? Professor of Cardiovascular medicine at Oxford University Robin Choudhury presents his revealing work which shows exactly why . . .